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post #5381 of 38151
I wouldn't say that the CDP is dead, at least in the sense of using it as a transport. Good old 16bit 44.1khz PCM is still a perfectly viable (and pretty darned good sounding) way to storing audio; and lets face it - sometimes, its nice to sit down and listen to music without the hassle of computers. Now, are there tools to make whatever digital audio you may choose to listen to decode more gracefully? You bet.
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So, for xmas I am getting an Xonar HDAV1.3, and ATH-AD700s (along with a clip-on Zalman mic)

Does OCN Headphones Club approve?
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post #5383 of 38151
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Originally Posted by Redmist View Post
So, for xmas I am getting an Xonar HDAV1.3, and ATH-AD700s (along with a clip-on Zalman mic)

Does OCN Headphones Club approve?
yes we i do at least.
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post #5384 of 38151
How do I join the list? I have HD-280 Pros, and am in the process of building a headphone amp.
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post #5385 of 38151
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Originally Posted by Mr_Nibbles View Post
How do I join the list? I have HD-280 Pros, and am in the process of building a headphone amp.
Fallen will add you once he gets a chance. What amp are you working on?
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post #5386 of 38151
No one in this group has JVC HA-RX700/900s? SERIOUSLY?
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post #5387 of 38151
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No one in this group has JVC HA-RX700/900s? SERIOUSLY?
i dont think anybody has piped up in the thread that they have them.
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post #5388 of 38151

An update on my CDP/Amp as the burn in continues:

WOW!!! These two combined with the Soloz IC really mesh well together. I picked up The Lord of the Rings Box set

(why do Amazon links do the double posting nonsense...sigh) which is a fantastic way to demo full symphony recordings. I am floored. Yes, I love the movies (1st is still the best) but this compilation of the recordings has gone well beyond my expectations. I can listen to any of the disks on repeat for hours. They are so relaxing and musical. If you have seen the movies as many times as I have, I can close your eyes and walk through the movies as you listen. This by far ranks at the top of my OST library.

I'm using my Black Sand V1 PC on the Cambridge and my Zu Mother on the MPX3. Tubes are still the same (Ecc32 + Tung Sol D-Getter 5687's) and cans are HD650. I have the volume set in between 9 and 10 o'clock.

The CDP had a lot of detail from the first time that I plugged it in, but over the past few hours (around 50ish now), I can hear a much wider/deeper soundstage. I feel like I am sitting in the chamber as they are recording. The note separation is perfect to my ears. I can hear the mallets actually striking the drums on the hard bass lines. Nothing seems out of place. The bass is deep and powerful while not being overbearing. The mids and highs are transparent and musically pleasant. The sound coming from the complete set up is very warm and enjoyable. I have gotten inadvertent goosebumps several times when choral voices come in. It is an experience that has to be heard to be believed.

This was not a cheap upgrade cycle by any stretch of the imagination but as I sit hear completely enthralled and engrossed in this soundtrack, I really do feel that it was worth every penny.
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post #5389 of 38151
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gollie View Post
An update on my CDP/Amp as the burn in continues:

WOW!!! These two combined with the Soloz IC really mesh well together. I picked up The Lord of the Rings Box set LOTR: The Complete Recordings (why do Amazon links do the double posting nonsense...sigh) which is a fantastic way to demo full symphony recordings. I am floored. Yes, I love the movies (1st is still the best) but this compilation of the recordings has gone well beyond my expectations. I can listen to any of the disks on repeat for hours. They are so relaxing and musical. If you have seen the movies as many times as I have, I can close your eyes and walk through the movies as you listen. This by far ranks at the top of my OST library.

I'm using my Black Sand V1 PC on the Cambridge and my Zu Mother on the MPX3. Tubes are still the same (Ecc32 + Tung Sol D-Getter 5687's) and cans are HD650. I have the volume set in between 9 and 10 o'clock.

The CDP had a lot of detail from the first time that I plugged it in, but over the past few hours (around 50ish now), I can hear a much wider/deeper soundstage. I feel like I am sitting in the chamber as they are recording. The note separation is perfect to my ears. I can hear the mallets actually striking the drums on the hard bass lines. Nothing seems out of place. The bass is deep and powerful while not being overbearing. The mids and highs are transparent and musically pleasant. The sound coming from the complete set up is very warm and enjoyable. I have gotten inadvertent goosebumps several times when choral voices come in. It is an experience that has to be heard to be believed.

This was not a cheap upgrade cycle by any stretch of the imagination but as I sit hear completely enthralled and engrossed in this soundtrack, I really do feel that it was worth every penny.
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Anyone know if upgrading my xtrememusic to a Prelude will yield better sound?

Xtrememusic>TCA Gizmo>Onix Ref. 0.5s
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